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New York State Political News
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Vol. 18, No. 90
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New York Governor

  1. New York Governor Cuomo Announces More than $50 Million in Improvements at Long Island State Parks Heading ... - STL.News (blog), (Andrew Cuomo), May 22, 2018
  2. Cynthia Nixon will take Cuomo challenge to Dems’ convention - Newsday, (Cynthia Nixon), May 21, 2018
  3. Lauren Hitt, former Kenney staffer, becomes spokeswoman for Cynthia Nixon's campaign for N.Y. governor -, (Cynthia Nixon), May 21, 2018
  4. Cynthia Nixon Is Doing Just Fine - The Atlantic, (Cynthia Nixon; Andrew Cuomo), May 21, 2018
  5. Gov. Cuomo will debate Cynthia Nixon in governor's race - WIVB-TV, (Cynthia Nixon), May 21, 2018
  6. Hillary Clinton Endorses Andrew Cuomo for Governor, Which Means She Does Not Endorse Cynthia Nixon - The Slot, (Cynthia Nixon), May 21, 2018
  7. Hillary Clinton to speak at New York Democratic convention and endorse Andrew Cuomo - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, (Andrew Cuomo), May 21, 2018
  8. New York's school spending is now 90% above the national average - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, (Andrew Cuomo), May 21, 2018
  9. From the Right: Governor Cuomo: Captive of the radical left - The Island Now (blog), (Andrew Cuomo), May 21, 2018
  10. Virtue-signaling Governor Cuomo Politicizes Santa Fe, Puts Onus on Trump - The New American, (Andrew Cuomo), May 21, 2018
US Senate

  1. Chuck Schumer to Trump: Don't sell out on China trade deal - Washington Examiner, (Chuck Schumer), May 21, 2018
  2. Schumer calls on Congress to extend, reform flood program - Newsday, (Chuck Schumer), May 21, 2018
  3. Turning up the heat on Trump: Dems say 'culture of corruption' to be focus of midterms -, (Chuck Schumer), May 21, 2018
  4. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand to propose amendment against Trump's trans ... - Washington Blade, (Kirsten Gillibrand), May 21, 2018
  5. Citizens Against Government Waste Names Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand May 2018 Porker of the Month - Business Wire (press release), (Kirsten Gillibrand), May 21, 2018
  6. The still-raging controversy over Al Franken's resignation, explained - Vox, (Kirsten Gillibrand), May 21, 2018
New York Attorney General

  1. Albany Rarity: Backroom Deal Undone on Merits - The Chief-Leader, (Eric Schneiderman), May 22, 2018
  2. NYPD has reached out to Scheniderman's alleged victims - New York Post, (Eric Schneiderman), May 21, 2018
  3. ESTRICH: The #MeToo man takes a fall - Odessa American, (Eric Schneiderman), May 21, 2018
  4. Leave Underwood as AG for now - The Adirondack Daily Enterprise, (Eric Schneiderman), May 21, 2018
New York Comptroller

  1. Hit Fossil Fuels Where It Hurts – the Bottom Line -, (Tom DiNapoli), May 21, 2018
New York City Mayor

  1. Bill De Blasio Tells NYPD To Stop Arresting People For Smoking Pot On The Street - HuffPost, (Bill de Blasio), May 22, 2018
  2. Mondays with the Mayor, Part 1: De Blasio on marijuana arrests - NY1, (Bill de Blasio), May 22, 2018
  3. Mayor de Blasio Celebrates First Citywide Student Voter Registration Day, New York City Mayor: Press Releases, May 21, 2018
Assembly Speaker

  1. Assembly Speaker Kicks Off Third Annual State Tour - WIBX AM 950, (Carl Heastie), May 22, 2018
Independent Democratic Conference

  1. Klein's former press secretary rails against him on Twitter - New York Post, (Jeff Klein (D) - Bronx), May 22, 2018
  2. LOVETT: GOP has yet to nail down picks for AG, controller as ... - New York Daily News, (Jeff Klein (D) - Bronx; Jeff Klein (D) - Bronx), May 21, 2018
1st Congressional District (Zeldin)

  1. Zeldin, King seek immigration court for Long Island - Suffolk Times, (Lee Zeldin), May 21, 2018
  2. Celebrating the Rich History of Jewish-American Heritage, Congressman Lee Zeldin - New York, 1st (R), May 21, 2018
11th Congressional District - (Donovan)

  1. Democratic rep's bill would give 'poor' pols crashing in their offices cheap housing - Fox News, (Dan Donovan), May 22, 2018
  2. TrumpWorld — Minus Giuliani — All In For Ex-Convict GOP Candidate - TPM, (Michael Grimm), May 21, 2018
  3. Playbook: Trump and DOJ in staredown - Politico, (Michael Grimm), May 21, 2018
18th Congressional District (Maloney)

  1. Assemblyman James Skoufis Will Run For NYS Senate | WAMC - WAMC, (Sean P. Maloney), May 22, 2018
  2. Maloney Demands Feds Release Suppressed Report on Potentially Dangerous Chemicals, Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney - New York, 18th (D), May 21, 2018
  3. Candidate Conversation: James O'Donnell for NY-18 - Spectrum News, (Sean P. Maloney), May 21, 2018
19th Congressional District (Faso)

  1. Teachout backers say she shouldn't run for AG - New York Daily News, (Zephyr Teachout), May 21, 2018
  2. NY-19 candidate inducted into Upstate Basketball Hall of Fame - Times Union, (Antonio Delgado; John Faso), May 21, 2018
21st Congressional District (Stefanik)

  1. Defense policy bill includes Stefanik provisions on artificial intelligence, military spouses, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik - New York, 21st (R), May 21, 2018
  2. Circular firing squad emerges as Farm Bill collapses - Sun Community News & Printing, (Elise Stefanik), May 21, 2018
  3. Candidates show confidence, some tension at Saranac Lake forum - Press-Republican, (Tedra Cobb; Elise Stefanik; Dylan Ratigan), May 21, 2018
22nd Congressional District (Tenney)

  1. Congresswoman Claudia Tenney Hosts Veterans Office Hours, Congressman Claudia Tenney – New York, 22nd (R), May 21, 2018
  2. Congresswoman Claudia Tenney Attends Signing Ceremony at White House to End CFPB’s Illegal Efforts to Regulate Car Loans, Congressman Claudia Tenney – New York, 22nd (R), May 21, 2018
  3. House Passes Tenney Cosponsored Bill to Prevent Veteran Opioid Abuse, Congressman Claudia Tenney – New York, 22nd (R), May 21, 2018
  4. Tenney to hold veteran services office hours - Uticaod, (Claudia Tenney), May 21, 2018
24th Congressional District (Katko)

  1. Rep. Katko Seeks Input from CNY Educators, Establishes Local Advisory Boards, Congressman John Katko - New York, 24th (R), May 21, 2018
  2. Cayuga County-area school officials to advise Katko on education issues - Auburn Citizen, (John Katko), May 21, 2018
25th Congressional District (Slaughter)

  1. Van White sues to get name on congressional primary ballot after missing deadline - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, (Louise Slaughter), May 22, 2018
  2. Special, Special, Special Elections - Roll Call, (Louise Slaughter), May 21, 2018
27th Congressional District (Collins)

  1. Who has signed the DACA discharge petition - WBAP News/Talk, (Chris Collins), May 21, 2018
  2. We need someone to care about national security - The Daily News Online, (Chris Collins), May 21, 2018
NY Senate: District 9 - Kaminsky/Skelos Seat

  1. LIRR president Phillip Eng: Faster replacement of track switches ... - Newsday, (Todd Kaminsky), May 21, 2018

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Incumbents in Congress

  1. Velázquez Response to K2 Overdoses in Brooklyn, Congresswoman Nydia M. Velazquez - New York, 7th (D), May 21, 2018
  2. Maloney Statement on SCOTUS Workplace Arbitration Contracts Decision, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney - New York, 12th (D), May 21, 2018
  3. Nadler Condemns SCOTUS Decision to Prevent Workers from Banding Together to Resolve Workplace Disputes, Calls for End to Forced Arbitration, Congressman Jerrold Nadler - New York, 10th (D), May 21, 2018
Incumbents NY State - Press Releases

  1. Improving State Parks Across Long Island, New York State Governor: Press Releases, May 21, 2018
  2. New Multi-Agency Effort to Combat Maternal Depression, New York State Governor: Press Releases, May 21, 2018
  3. Clean Air and Alternative Transportation Projects, New York State Governor: Press Releases, May 21, 2018
  4. Acting A.G. Underwood Announces Arrest And Indictment Of Licensed Nurse For Allegedly Stealing Over $550,000 From Brooklyn Hospital And Defrauding Medicaid, Attorney General: New York, May 21, 2018
  5. Press Releases May 2018 Speaker Heastie Statement on the School Shooting in Santa Fe, Texas May 18, 2018, New York State Assembly: Press Releases, May 21, 2018
  6. Revitalizing the State Fair and Fairgrounds, New York State Governor: Press Releases, May 21, 2018
  7. Acting A.G. Underwood Announces Settlement With Self-Dealing Trustee Of A Private Foundation, Attorney General: New York, May 21, 2018
NY State Senate

  1. GOP gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro picks Julie Killian as running mate - Westfair Online, (Shelley Mayer), May 21, 2018
  2. Students grill politicians on gun violence - News 12 Westchester - News 12 Westchester, (Shelley Mayer), May 21, 2018
  3. State Party conventions begin May 23 - WXXI News, (Shelley Mayer), May 21, 2018
  4. Top state Dems mum so far on gubernatorial choice - New York Daily News, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), May 21, 2018
  5. Democrat James Skoufis running for Hudson Valley state Senate seat being vacated by William Larkin - The Daily Freeman, (NY Senate: Bill Larkin (R) - Cornwall-on-Hudson), May 21, 2018
NY State Assembly

  1. Westchester officials release report on utilities’ nor’easter response - Westchester News 12, (David Buchwald (D)), May 21, 2018

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U. S. Senate (Murphy)

  1. Blumenthal: A dangerous concession to Trump -, (Richard Blumenthal), May 22, 2018
  2. Murphy: Republicans Wouldn't Act on Guns Even if a School Shooter Killed 100 People - Washington Free Beacon, (Christopher Murphy), May 22, 2018
  3. Eversource asked to drop 16 percent gas rate hike - CT Post, (Richard Blumenthal), May 21, 2018
  4. Boycott Schools Over Lack of Anti-Gun Legislation? - Patriot Post, (Christopher Murphy), May 21, 2018
  5. Thousands still without power, as day 6 of storm cleanup begins - (press release), (Richard Blumenthal), May 21, 2018
  6. Murphy: I Support 'Real' Second Amendment - 71 Republic, (Christopher Murphy), May 21, 2018
  7. Sen. Murphy: Right to Keep And Bear Arms Part of 'Imaginary' 2nd Amendment - MRCTV (blog), (Christopher Murphy), May 21, 2018

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Voting Issues

  1. With HCDO chair vote nearing, Amy DeGise, Stack trade blows over voter intimidation - Hudson County View, (Voter Intimidation), May 21, 2018



Democracy for America

  1. American politics: The 'herbal tea party' stirs up Democrats - Financial Times, (Democracy for America), May 21, 2018
  2. Two national progressive groups endorse Dana Balter for Congress - Auburn Citizen (blog), (Democracy for America), May 21, 2018



Election Law Blog

  1. A Decision on Standing and Its Aftermath, May 22, 2018
  2. “Florida’s porous campaign finance laws: ‘You can do almost anything’”, May 22, 2018
  3. “Editorial: Maryland election law needs a serious upgrade”, May 22, 2018
  4. “Lexington should change how it votes by ranking candidates”, May 21, 2018
  5. Don Blankenship May Not Be Barred from Running in U.S. Senate Race by West Virginia Sore Loser Law After All, May 21, 2018
  6. Don Blankenship is Going to Try, Likely Fail to Overcome WV Sore Loser Law, Run on Constitution Party Line, May 21, 2018
  7. What Does the Handwriting on the Wall in Gill v. Whitford Say?, May 21, 2018
  8. Rick Hasen Joining Doug Laycock as Co-Author of “Modern American Remedies;” 5th Edition Will Be Out in Time for January 2019 Classes, May 21, 2018
  9. “Democrats’ newest midterm pitch: A crackdown on corruption”, May 21, 2018
  10. “ND secretary of state candidate drops out, raising questions about GOP’s next steps”, May 21, 2018
  11. Chief Justice Roberts Almost Certainly Has, or Had, the Gill Partisan Gerrymandering Opinion, May 21, 2018
  12. Indiana Suit Over Pre-trial Detainees Denied the Right to Vote Certified as Class Action, May 21, 2018
  13. “From secretive super PACs to Jenny Craig, 2018 primaries awash in cash”, May 21, 2018
  14. “Political Insiders Plotted the Most Gerrymandered District in America—and Left a Paper Trail”, May 21, 2018
Daily Kos Elections

  1. Ned Lamont wins Connecticut Democratic Party endorsement for governor, but may still have a primary, May 21, 2018
  2. Tuesday primary preview: Stacey Abrams heads into Georgia primary with a clear lead in the polls, May 21, 2018
  3. Don Blankenship announces third-party Senate bid in West Virginia, but sore loser law could stop him, May 21, 2018
  4. Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 5/21, May 21, 2018
  5. Morning Digest: New Jersey Republican got lucky at casino but can't self-fund a promised $2 million, May 21, 2018


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